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Emergency Care & Transportation of the Sick & Injured (Chapter 1)
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An individual who has training in specific aspects of advanced life support, such as intravenous therapy, and the administration of certain emergency medications.
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (Abb)
Advanced Life Support
Advanced lifesaving procedures, some of which are now being provided by the EMT.
Advanced life support (Abb)
Americans with Disabilities Act
Comprehensive legislation that is designed to protect individuals with disabilities against discrimination.
Americans with Disabilities Act (Abb)
Automated External Defibrillator
A device that detects treatable life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias [ventricular fibrillation & ventricular tachycardia] and delivers the appropriate electrical shock to the patient.
Automated external defibrillator (Abb)
A process in which a person, an institution, or a program is evaluated and recognized as meeting certain predetermined standards to provide safe and ethical care.
Continuous Quality Improvement
A system of internal and external reviews and audits of all aspects of an EMS system.
Continuous quality improvement (Abb)
Emergency Medical Dispatch
A system that assists dispatchers in selecting appropriate units to respond to a particular call for assistance and in providing callers with vital instructions until the arrival of EMS crews.
Emergency medical dispatch (Abb)
Emergency Medical Responder
The first trained individual, such as a police officer, firefighter, lifeguard, or other rescuer, to arrive at the scene of an emergency to provide initial medical assistance.
Emergency medical responder (Abb)
Emergency Medical Services
A multidisciplinary system that represents the combined efforts of several professionals and agencies to provide pre-hospital emergency care to the sick and injured.
Emergency medical services (Abb)
Emergency Medical Technician
An individual who has training in basic life support, including automated external defibrillation, use of a definitive airway adjunct, and assisting patients with certain medications.
Emergency medical technician (Abb)
Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act
Federal legislation passed in 1996. Its main effect in EMS is in limiting availability of patients' health care information and penalizing violations of patient privacy.
Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (Abb)
the delivery of medication directly into a vein.
Intravenous therapy (Abb)
The process whereby a state allows individuals to perform a regulated act.
Physician instructions that are given directly by radio or cell phone [online/direct] or indirectly by protocol/guidelines [offline/indirect], as authorized by the medical director of the service program.
The physician who authorizes or delegates to the EMT the authority to provide medical care in the field.
National EMS Scope of Practice Model
A document created by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that outlines the skills performed by various EMS providers.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (Abb)
An individual who has extensive training in advanced life support, including endotracheal intubation, emergency pharmacology, cardiac monitoring, and other advanced assessment and treatment skills.
Efforts to prevent an injury or illness from ever occurring.
Primary Service Area
The designated area in which the EMS service is responsible for the provision of pre-hospital emergency care and transportation to the hospital.
Primary service area (Abb)
Focused on examining the health needs of entire populations with the goal of preventing health problems.
Public Safety Access Point
A call center, staffed by trained personnel who are responsible for managing requests for police, firefighting, and ambulance services.
The responsibility of the medical director to ensure that the appropriate medical care standards are met by EMTs on each call.
Efforts to limit the effects of an injury or illness that you cannot completely prevent.
Mobile Integrated Healthcare
A method of delivering healthcare which involves providing healthcare within the community rather than at a physicians office or hospital.
Mobile Integrated Healthcare (Abb)
Instructions done by protocol and guidelines
Instructions given by radio or cell phone
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